Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental Implants are a long term solution with many advantages. These include but are not limited to:
- Approved Appearance. A superior esthetic result. Feels and looks like a natural tooth. Prevents and minimizes bone loss which will cause a change in facial structures over time.
- Improved Function. NO movement when eating or speaking. Adhesives and metal clasps are NOT required. Regain up to 90% of your chewing ability – difference between eating scramble eggs to a steak dinner
- Improved Oral Health. Does NOT require cutting down healthy adjacent teeth, as a bridge does. Leaving your nearby natural teeth intact. Requires regular brushing, flossing, and dental hygiene appointments only – NO special attention.
- Durability. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime with proper care. Highly predictable solution with long term studies showing high success rates.
Just as with any surgery, there can be discomfort. However, it is very common to have more discomfort from the tooth extraction than with the implant placement. The placement is a controlled procedure and special care will be taken to stay in connect with you after the surgery to be sure that you remain comfortable.
Is It Expensive?
Dental implants can be more cost effective than many other methods of tooth replacement. The basic reason for this cost differential is due to the fact that other treatments require the compromise of adjacent healthy teeth, procedures to preserve the integrity of facial structures, extensive repairs, and replacements. Although portions of the procedures involved may be covered by dental insurance, the implant itself is not always. However, as implants are considered the standard of care in many instances, insurance coverage is improving. Rest assured, we will be persistent in doing the best we can in obtaining insurance coverage for our patients.
At the end of your implant consultation, you will meet with our treatment coordinator who will discuss in detail all treatment plan costs. We will send pre-authorization information into your insurance and provide payments options.
To learn more about dental implants or to schedule a consultation with any of our oral surgeons, contact our offices in Peoria and Galesburg.